Practically Painting with O’Keeffe with Anna Koster G221035
Georgia O’Keeffe was once a beginner herself. Join us for this workshop for beginners, amateurs, and those looking for a fresh start for their work. Let yourself be guided by the approach O’Keeffe used to “fill a space in a beautiful way”, while you develop your own creativity. Walk in her footsteps at Ghost Ranch, and be inspired by the landscape she loved and made famous with her paintings. This class opens up the making of art with a view toward O’Keeffe’s own perspective and practices. Join us for this adventure focusing on line, color, form, and finding your own, personal expression. There is so much to consider when approaching a blank page or canvas: What to paint or draw, the composition or placement of subject matter, how to get the forms right, combining color for effect, or going monochromatic, plus technique for applying your chosen media: paint, pastel, or collage. This week, you will be guided by someone who served as O’Keeffe’s companion in 1976, then went on to study art and enjoy a long museum career. The instructor, Anna Koster, combines personal knowledge of O’Keeffe with decades of study of her art and life. In her teaching, Anna honors each person’s unique creative spirit and fosters a positive, supportive atmosphere. Discover your own inner style, aesthetic, and artistic voice through exercises, lessons, and challenges presented in this course. Lessons are based on those that O’Keeffe got from her most influential teacher, Arthur Wesley Dow — lessons that were revolutionary for the time and that led O’Keeffe to express herself and ultimately become the “Mother of American Modernism” In addition, experience a challenge modeled on one that O’Keeffe, herself, gave novices. Follow the steps O’Keeffe used to prepare — before she put brush to canvas. See if these help you. This course provides an affirming artistic experience for all skill levels, from the novice to experienced artists who want to try something new and learn about O’Keeffe’s approach to art and life.
At this time masks are optional in indoor spaces. Proof of covid vaccination or negative test within 72 hours of arrival at Ghost Ranch. Both policies are subject to change. Sample: Lodging options for 6-night workshops range from dorm-style $684 to private bath $1,074 which includes room and meals for the first person occupying the room. If you are sharing the room with a family member or trusted travel companion, the second occupant should register for their workshop separately and choose the "commuter" or "2nd+ person sharing a room option" in lieu of a lodging option. This will help ensure that all participants are included in meal counts, and placed in the correct workshop in order to receive the pertinent follow-up information.
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Virtual Events: Payments made for Virtual Events are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event, recordings will be made available to you after the event. For events with multiple sessions, every attempt will be made to make the session(s) available to you before the next scheduled session.
In-Person Events: During this Covid-19 pandemic period, written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January term. If the cancellation is Covid-related and is received less than 45 days prior to your start date, your funds will be left on deposit for another ghost ranch workshop or future stay or you can make it a full donation to support us through this unique business period.
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What day/time does the workshop start and end?
In-person workshops begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed.
Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.
During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
- During Covid-19 periods, all lodging types will be single occupancy at no additional charge. Of course, you can share a room with a spouse, partner, family or another person that shares your full-time residence. The extra folks that share a room will pay for workshop registration fees and meals.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?
Private bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy
Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.
Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.
Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.